British Gas: we won!

18 Feb 20

We won! After 91,000 of us signed the petition, British Gas reversed their decision to increase the minimum top-up amount for customers on pay-as-you-go tariffs. They’ve slashed the amount from £5 back to £1. It means customers won’t have to choose between spending their last £5 on...


Don’t change the rules on PIP

9 Mar 17

The government’s changing the rules so that people with mental health problems can’t get essential financial support called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This is money that helps people pay for carers or therapy sessions. In other words, money needed to live with dignity. The government’s...

Save Bristol’s lollipop women and men

26 Oct 16

Bristol City Council is thinking of cutting Lollipop ladies and men all over the city in a bid to save cash. 38 Degrees member Kevin believes this plan could mean school children all over Bristol will have a more dangerous walk to school. So he’s...


George Osborne: Don’t Cut Personal Independence Payment

18 Mar 16

George Osborne wants to take money away from people living with disabilities. The support he’s slashing, known as the Personal Independence Payment, is used by disabled people to help them live an independent life – for aids to help with things like washing and dressing. In...

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Tax Credits Breakthrough

27 Oct 15

It was a close run thing. But tonight, despite all George Osborne’s bullying tactics, the House of Lords voted to force delays to the government’s tax credit cuts. And in response a “slightly shaky-looking” Osborne accepted he had to go back to the drawing board.  This...

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Tax Credits: Conservative MPs are speaking out against these cuts

21 Oct 15

Conservative MPs are starting to speak out against planned cuts to tax credits. Here’s what MPs have been saying so far. Click the MP’s name to see the source of the quote: Boris Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip: “Everyone is concerned about something that bears...